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The Southern Border

As a child of New Mexico, I know life on the border.  Before my calling as Bishop, I served in the Diocese of the Rio Grande (DRG).  During this time, we formed the Borderlands Ministry with the charge of facing the challenging issues facing immigrants and communities along the border of New Mexico and Texas.  
The treatment of immigrants on our southern border has been widely publicized and debated.  In our great country, the condition, care and treatment of immigrants should be beyond reproach.  In each instance of suffering, we as a nation must seek to attain the highest ideals of liberty, humanity, and decency.  
Our identity cannot be diminished by callousness or political division.  Let us call to mind the words of our Declaration of Independence “that all people are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” 
Christians in the United States are called to an even higher moral and spiritu…